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morning. how is president obama handling the post-sandy power outages and flooding on the campaign trail? it's a difficult balance, i'm sure, between the two. >> reporter: you make a really good point, because the president is still trying to make this big push in the final days of this campaign, but at the same time, has to do his day job dealing with the aftermath of hurricane sandy. a white house official said the president was briefed overnight on the latest situation there, and then this morning, he headed over to fema headquarters, where he got another briefing from his homeland security team to get an update on not only the flood damage, but also the power outage situation. the president held a video conference call also with the governors in the impacted area of connecticut, new jersey, and also new york. the main theme from the president during that meeting was that the government has to get it right. take a listen. >> what i told the governors and the mayors is what i've been saying to my team from the start of this event, and that is we don't have any patience for bureaucracy,
. >>> on thursday, he met members of the team before letting to new york to tour damage from superstorm sandy. you can see gold medalist gabby douglas in the red dress there. they also assigned -- signed leotards to give to the president's daughters. >>> and people are stockpiling twinkies, cupcakes and wonder bread. twinkie sales are up 31,000% on amazon yesterday, but it's not just because of the sugar high. it also has a whole lot to do with nostalgia. >> reporter: following a nasty labor dispute and almost a year in bankruptcy, hostess brands is closing its 33 bakeries, more than 500 distribution centers and selling off its assets, putting the future of the 82-year-old twinkie in question. it's been a long road for the cream-filled pastry, know part of the american lexicon. >> it's twinkie the kid! >> wow! >> reporter: the twinkie was born in 1930 in illinois. inventor james doer was trying to figure out how to come up with an orange cupcake filled with banana cream. but the company was forced to change to vanilla cream filling. over the years, the twinkie became a part of american popular cul
on superstorm sandy. the lights are starting to come back on for some families in the northeast, but not fast enough for others. five days after the storm more than 2.5 million customers are without power across 15 states and d.c., and the heartache is also growing for lots of families with the storm now blamed for 106 deaths in the u.s. overall, it's left 175 people dead, including the victims in canada and the caribbean. meanwhile, national guard troops are continuing to search and rescue. they are also helping to clear debris so crews can get the power back on and deliver food to people who need it. in new york, after a lot of criticism, mayor michael bloomberg cancelled the new york city marathon for the first time in 42 years. it's never been cancelled. it was set to take place tomorrow. no decision yet on whether it will be rescheduled. and at noon eastern, gas line will start being rationed in 12 counties in new jersey. to cut down on long lines at gas stations, people can only buy gas on odd-numbered days like today if their license plates end in an odd number. same goes for the even
in bellmawr, new jersey. one man's quest to restore his community after sandy's devastation. >>> good morning. i'm randi kaye. it is 8:00 on the east coast, 5:00 a.m. in los angeles. thanks for starting your morning with us. >>> well, it is the final stretch, quite literally. already just two days now left medical election day. millions of you have already voted, but the candidates are doing everything they can over these precious last couple of days to reach the rest of you. trying to get the voters energized and excited about the prospects for the next four years. we have our correspondents spread out throughout the battleground states to bring you the latest on the election and the final push. we start in new hampshire. that's where president obama is making his first campaign stop in just a couple of hours before heading to florida, ohio, and colorado. joining him on the trail again today is former president bill clinton. our white house correspondent dan lothian is live in new hampshire this morning. dan, good morning. so tell me, what is the message from the president in these closing d
. the romney campaign has conceded the race in florida. and for the first time since superstorm sandy hit new york, the lights on the statute of liberty were on. it is still closed. >>> in new jersey, chris christie says most areas of the state will have power by tonight. about 160,000 lost power because of the nor'easter that hit this week. >> life will be back for most of new jersey to normal come sunday. why do i mean, let's start with power. we backtracked slightly due to the nor'easter, after talking to them last night and this morning, my belief is that we will have almost 100% restoration by saturday night. >> you saw those dreadfully long lines on election day, how can we forget them, right? so what can states do to make sure that it doesn't happen again? or should the federal government maybe step in? it's an option and we're talking about it next. what if there was a new way to deal with money that focused less on fees and more... on what matters? maybe your bank account is taking too much time and maybe it's costing too much money. introducing bluebird by american express and walma
you very much. >> reporter: pleasure. >>> it's been almost two weeks since superstorm sandy hit and life is slowly getting back to normal for people in the northeast. far too slowly. millions of people lost power during the storm and about 160,000 more lost power because of the powerful nor'easter that hit this week. new jersey governor chris christie expects a big turn-around this weekend. >> life will be back for most of new jersey to normal come sunday. what do i mean by that? let's start off with power. we back tracked slightly in our efforts to restore power due to the nor'easter but after talking with the utilities last night and again this morning, my belief is that we will have almost 100% restoration by saturday night. >> but officials say people who have flood damage need to have an inspection before their power can be restored. >>> now to new york where on long island alone more than 150,000 people are still in the dark this morning. >> and people are getting desperate, impatient and furious because of flood damage. some people may not see power for days or possibly e
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